Article: Top 10 Japanese Actresses Who Redefine The Leading Lady Role

Japanese actresses are not only beautiful, but also radiate style, grace, and brilliance. And with every drama, they manage to outwit us even more.  The following is a list of top ten Chinese actresses.

1. Kasumi Arimura

Kasumi Arimira is known for her role in the series The Amachan. Her show was a phenomenon in the Tohoku region and brought economic benefits to this region after the earthquake in 2011. She has also appeared in films such as Flying Colours, Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, and Strobe Edge. She looks younger because of her cute version of Nagasawa Masami. She won the Japanese Academy Film Award for Best Actress for her role in We Made a Beautiful Bouquet in 2021. She is also playing the main character in Layton's Mystery

2. Hikari Mitsushima

Hikari Mitsushima is a singer and an actress. In 1997, she made her acting debut in Mothra Il. In 2005, she made her television debut in the movie Ultraman Max. She is best known for her roles in The Thriller Death Note and the well-received comedy-drama/art film Love Exposure, which is directed by Sion Sono.




3. Marie Litoyo

Marie Iitoyo is an actress and model. Her appearances in Mars: Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru, Kyo no Kira-kun, and Ankoku Joshi have made her well-known. Marie Iitoyo has been the cover model for the Japanese publication Oggi since 2019. She also played Megumi Nishidom in the 2018 drama Hana Nochi Hare. Iitoyo has provided the voice of characters in anime films like Black Clover, The Exit of Goodbyes, and The Tunnel to Summer.

4. Aya Ueto

Her first role was in the film Satsujinsha: Killer of Paraiso. Her big break came when she was cast in the sixth season of the TBS drama 3-nen B-gumi as a high school student with gender dysphoria. Senpai Kinpachi. Her widely praised performance paved the way for multiple lead parts and sponsorships. He became one of the most well-known faces in Japan thanks to her. Her roles in television shows like Ace o Nerae! and Nagareboshi earned her accolades.

5. Yuriko Yoshitaka

Yuriko Yoshitaka is a Japanese actress represented by the talent agency Amuse. Her talent was explored at  16, and she made her acting debut in 2006. In 2007, she starred in the film "Snakes and Earrings". She would be her breakout role. She played Tae Kojima in the 2011 two-part live-action adaptation of Gantz. She also starred in Kōji Maeda and the 2011 film Konzen Tokkyū. In 2019, she starred in Kaerimasu's Watashi, Teiji series. The series was notable for its criticism of Japanese corporate culture.

6. Maki Horikita

Maki Horikita is an actress who debuted in 2003. She has acted in many television dramas. Some of her famous roles include introverted high school student Nobuko Kotani in Nobuta wo Produce, righteous law student Tsurara Yoshikawa in Kurosagi, and sports fan Mizuki Ashiya in Hanazakari no Kimitachi e. Her breakthrough role Her first NHK Asadora project came in 2012 with Umechan Sensei. Horitaka looked after Castle as a teenager who became a town doctor during the Showa era. She also worked as a voice actor for the Professor Layton series of video games.




7. Suzu Hirose

As an actress, she had a breakthrough role in the 2015 film Little Sister. Some of her most successful films are The Third Murder and The Chihayafuru Trilogy. She also worked on several radio shows. Hirose also made many commercials for various companies. She was an ambassador for brands such as Air Jordan and Louis Vuitton.


8. Satomi Ishihara

Known by her stage name Satomi Ishihara, Kuniko Ishigami made her acting debut in the 2003 series Tramps Like Us. Her breakthrough performance was in Shitsuren Chocolatier as Saeko Takahashi. She has acted in films such as Shin Godzilla, Attack on Titan, and Hotai Club. The live-action film Attack on Titan is the reason behind her fame as a Japanese actor.

9. Ayami Nakayo

Ayami Nakajo started her career in 2011 when she modelled for Seventeen magazines. In 2012, she made her acting debut in the TV series Miss Double-Faced Teacher. In 2014, Nakajo made her leading acting debut in Fatal Frame: The Movie. Some of Nakajoand's most notable works include Enmadou Sara's Mystery Collection, Flight on Water, and Snow Flower.

10. Mirei Kiritani

In 2006 she made her acting debut in 2006. She appeared in Haru no Ibasho and several TV shows. Kiritani was an exclusive model for Seventeen magazine from 2006 to 2011. From 2012 to 2018,  She also worked as a news anchor.  Her most notable films are Revenge Girl, No More Heroine, and Vampire in Love.